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post #1 of 20
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im building a rig soon (c2d)
but this will be my fist and the one part thats worring me is applying the thermal paste
i will be using tt big typhoon
and i will be using as-5 for paste

i have looked the the artic site and seen the instructions, but it doesnt tell me to apply it to the heatsink (in my case the tt bt)

but iv looked around and seen many people saying rub some into the heatsink with a plastic bag

now im just confused should i do it the artic way or the way that iv been reading about
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Follow the manufacturers recommendations
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post #3 of 20
I personally apply AS5 the following way. First, apply a bb sized amount of AS5 onto the IHS of the proc. Next, using a credit card spread the AS5 over the entire surface area of the IHS. Then just attach the HSF. You only need to apply the AS5 to the IHS, you dont also need to apply it to the HSF.
post #4 of 20
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thats exactly what im worried about lol what if i use to much or to less LOL
bah i spoze wehn the time come i will know what to do

i was thinking that just using a thin line (like in the artic intel dual core instructions show)

but i dunno any one els wanna shed some light ?
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post #6 of 20
Download the instructions from this linky

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm

They actually reccomend that you apply thermal paste in a line on C2D's, not a lot of people know this yet, but I have done it and am happy with the results
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post #7 of 20
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yes this i was a think i was going to do lol and now im looking at ur core speed i guess it works ehh?? ty
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Keeps me cool! Until the Tuniq arrives tomorrow
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post #9 of 20
Use about this much ---> ( ) lol.

I put a small rice grain size piece in the middle of the CPU then when putting on the HSF i twist it a little while applying a little pressure, then screw down like normal.

Works a treat for me
    
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post #10 of 20
Thin line down the middle of the processor is all you need. No need to spread it out or anything if your using C2D. It's just a thin line down the middle, and then apply the heat sink like normal. Also make sure you clean off any thermal paste that might be on there.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100010

Works best for getting off thermal paste. You could just use high-purity alcohol. But just buying the Arctic Silver ACN-60ML makes things a little easier. On me anyway.

Also it helps to keep the arctic silver 5 cold by placing it in the refrigerator with the tip down after use. You don't have to do this. But this allows it to spread faster the next time you wish to use it.

Edit: Just download the instructions from the link given to you above. Click on Arctic Silver 5 Instructions for a Large Dual Core Intel CPU w/Heatspreader. That will show you how to apply the thermal paste to that processor.
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